CNN A fertility doctor suspected to have fathered scores of people by secretly swapping donors' sperm for his own will have his DNA tested, after a Dutch court supported a legal challenge by 22 of his potential children. Children born with the help of Karbaat's clinics celebrate after the court ruling. The group were all conceived with the help of fertility doctor Jan Karbaat, who died in at the age of 89 and had long been suspected of using his own sperm to impregnate clients -- a charge he denied. Weakest sperm left behind at 'gates' along reproductive path, study finds. But a court ruled Wednesday that Karbaat's family must allow his DNA to be examined, after agreeing that there was sufficient evidence that he did use his own sperm. DNA from Karbaat's son, who is still alive, has already been found to hold a "relevant biological relationship" with 47 people the doctor helped conceive, and a documentary that aired in the Netherlands suggested Karbaat may have fathered up to children.
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CNN Australia's highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday that a sperm donor who had been actively involved in his daughter's life should be granted rights as a legal parent of the year-old girl. According to the High Court decision, the judge accepted that the year-old Australian man had donated sperm to the girl's biological mother in with the intention of raising the child together. A lower court's decision had previously ruled that the man was a "sperm donor" and denied of his status as a parent. An Australian legal expert said that while the ruling shouldn't be reason to "panic" for future parents considering using a sperm or egg donor, it highlighted the need to be cautious.
Judge rules for testing DNA of a fertility doctor suspected of fathering up to 200 children
CNN When an Oregon medical student was asked to donate sperm in , he was promised that only five offspring would be born -- all on the other side of the country -- according to a lawsuit alleging a clinic violated the agreement by allowing the birth of at least 17 babies, among other alleged violations. A doctor donated sperm 30 years ago. More Videos Sperm donor sues fertility clinic over excess children The result, the lawsuit says: Most, if not all, of the 17 were born in Oregon, and some of the children went to the same schools, church or social functions as their half-siblings without knowing they were related.
More Videos Court: Sperm donor to pay child support Story highlights William Marotta answered a Craigslist ad from a lesbian couple seeking donated sperm The couple say they performed artificial insemination at home, court documents show Marotta says he signed an agreement to waive his parental rights But a Kansas agency says the agreement isn't valid because a doctor wasn't involved. A Kansas sperm donor caught in the middle of a child support case says he wanted to help a lesbian couple when he made the donation nearly five years ago.